Pleached Morus Alba Fruitless - Pleached White Mulberry
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Height Excluding Pot:
Plant shape: Frame 1.5m High x 1.2m Wide
Trunk height: 1.5 m
Trunk girth: 6-8 cm
Pot size: 25 Litres
Plant ID: 10581 64
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Pleached Morus Alba Fruitless is a pleached deciduous mulberry tree with shiny green foliage but no fruits. It creates excellent above fence screening.
The Fruitless Mulberry is a cultivar of White Mulberry which is native to South Asia but has spread across the world. It’s a far less messy version for tree loving gardeners. In spring finely serrated bright green leaves appear. Mulberry foliage is very dense and mostly heart-shaped although ovals and lobes appear too. Foliage is accompanied by exclusively male catkins that dangle 5-6 cms and attract pollinators. These male catkins are not pollinated and no fruit is developed. In autumn its foliage turns golden yellow and falls in the wind to reveal green-grey grooved branches.
This fruitless mulberry is pleached so it has a single clear trunk and a boxed crown trained on a framework.
Height And Spread of Pleached Morus Alba Fruitless (Pleached White Mulberry) A fruitless Mulberry can reach a height of seven metres and several metres in spread. This pleached-form fruitless mulberry can be maintained with regular pruning.
How Hardy Is Pleached Morus Alba Fruitless (Pleached White Mulberry) Pleached White Mulberry is hardy enough to withstand UK winters if the roots are well drained. It can deal with drought once established.
How To Use Pleached Morus Alba Fruitless (Pleached White Mulberry) Pleached trees are best used to increase screening above fence lines, as garden section screening, or as contemporary shade. The dense foliage ensures privacy from neighbours and dampens traffic sound in summer.
Pleached White Mulberry is attractive lining a walkway and covers an unsightly building.
How To Care For Pleached Morus Alba Fruitless (Pleached White Mulberry) Pleached white mulberry will need a yearly trim to maintain it’s square crown. Tie in whippy branches and cut back excess. This pleached white mulberry enjoys a sunny spot but will cope with partial shade too. It’s happy in the majority of well drained soils.
Water well until established and boost its health with a thick layer of mulch each year.